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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 23, 2013.

ANTHONY SHATZ
July 12, 1920- July 20, 2013
It is with sad hearts and loving memories that we announce the peaceful passing of Tony Shatz at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Edna Mary in 2000. Tony leaves to mourn him, his son and daughter, and their spouses Brian and Sandy Shatz of Lethbridge and Brenda and Ed Guss of Calgary. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Geoff Shatz, Jodi (Scott) Beauchamp, Stacey (Cari) Matis, Danna (Stan) Matotek, Cam (Samantha) Guss and Dean Guss & Nadine Cole. He was blessed to meet his five great grandchildren, Gage Matis, Madison and Nicholas Matotek and Andrew and Ainsley Guss. Tony, the youngest of ten children to George and Rose, was born in Bow Island and is survived by his two sisters Mary Ell and Martha O’Brien and sisters-in-law, Velma and Dorothy Kienzle. He was predeceased by his brothers, Matt, Andrew, Mark, George and Julius as well as his sisters, Kate Schlacter and Rose Gardiner. Tony will be sadly missed by his longtime companion, Annabelle Vermette as well as many nieces and nephews. Tony lived all of his life in Southern Alberta, farming for 50 years in Bow Island, retiring in 1980 and moving to Medicine Hat in 1989. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. Family and friends will gather for prayers and a celebration of Tony’s life at the PATTISON CHAPEL in Medicine Hat on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.)on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with the Very Reverend Fr. Long Vu celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Anthony Shatz, or you may visit
http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

CHARLESWORTH
MRS. BETTY JEAN “BJ” CHARLESWORTH, beloved husband of Keith Charlesworth, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 68 years.
 At Bj’s request no formal funeral service will be held.
 Cremation to take place at Cornerstone Funeral Hom
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

HAROLD NISHIKAWA
1934 ~ 2013
Mr. Harold Nishikawa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Audrey Nishikawa, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

Kenneth Lutz
Nov. 28, 1949 – July 19, 2013
 MR. KENNETH JACQUES LUTZ, passed away at the Medicine Hat Hospital on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
 He lived on the farm in Bow Island, 60 of his 64 years. Ken is predeceased by his mom and dad, Esther and Jack Lutz of Bow Island and a brother-in-law, Doug Hutton (Bowmanville, Ontario).
 He is survived by a brother Jack (Mary) Lutz of Rocky Mountain House, and a sister Fran (John) Hutton of Lethbridge.

 In quiet solitude he lived his life.
 He used his mind to design, create and dream.
He used his hands to mould, bend and grind.
 Forever anguished about his labours,
He made due with what he knew.
 Always wishing he could soar,
He found out.
Wishes do come true.
 Now, he has wings to fly
And in quiet solitude
He soars on.

 As per Ken’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held.
Cremation taken place through Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

MARIA SIKORA
1922 ~ 2013
MRS. MARIA SIKORA of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, July 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Francis and Cybele Noronha.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 26, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Roque Pereira celebrant.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

OIKAWA
KAZUMI “TRICKY” OIKAWA
, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 82 years; beloved husband of the late Mary Oikawa.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

STEEVES
Donald Ralph Steeves passed away in Lethbridge on July 19, 2013 at the age of 81, to be reunited with his beloved wife Vivien Ruth Steeves (nee Deal), whom he has missed so much since she had gone on before in March 2007. His absence will be felt by his children Tim (Lorna) of Calgary, Jerry (Melissa) of San Antonio, Texas, Brian (Rachelle) of Lomond, Sheri (Steve) Holwerda of Newton, Iowa and Michele (Curt) Friesen of Okotoks, 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a large extended family. Don was born on June 3, 1932 at the Steeves homestead near Lomond, Alberta. In 1954, he married Vivien in Champion and they began their life together on the farm just a mile from where he was born. They farmed for 30 years, moving to Lethbridge in 1984, where he resided until his passing.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening, July 23rd or Wednesday morning July 24th between 10:00 and 11:00 A.M.
An Interment Service will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2650 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. with Reverend Jeff Frostad Officiating, and all are welcome.
A Funeral Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, Highway #4, just East of the 43rd Street Intersection, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Jeff Frostad Officiating.
In memory of Don Steeves, donations may be made to Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99 Lomond T0L 1G0.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

WESLEY JACOB KUEHN
1919 ~ 2013
WESLEY JACOB KUEHN of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Woitte) Kuehn, passed away peacefully at Coaldale Health Centre, on July 18th, at the age of 94 years.
With the help of a kindly neighbor, Dr. Tenney, Wes was born on Mar. 5th, 1919, the youngest child of Frank and Louise (Jahn) Kuehn. He received his public schooling to grade nine, at Kessler School, finishing in Warner.
Farming was in his blood, so graduating from Olds School of Agriculture, and Garbutt Business College, at the tender age of 18, he was on his way to gaining the knowledge required. After a year back on the farm, with his Dad, and brother Herb, he attended Calgary Tech.
In February 1942; Wes married a local girl, Dorothy, daughter of George and Mae (Culler) Woitte.
While operating the farm seemed to consume his life, in 1950, he, together with Ed Lonsdale, built and operated the Warner Hotel, the building that still stands today. Wes served as a member of the Wrentham School board, director of District 14 of F.U.A., President and Drawmaster of the Wrentham Curling Club for many years, and founding Director and Chairman of the Sunshine Seed Plant. He was one of the organizers and Secretary of the Chin Lake Aqua Club, and recently received his 70 year member Pin of the Warner Elks Club. Wes wanted to fly, a Kuehn trait it seems, but due to limited vision in one eye, was denied his pilot’s license, so riding with brother Herb, or nephew Franklyn was the next best thing.
Wes found time to take his family for an annual trip to Waterton for 2-3 weeks, every summer, starting in the mid 50’s. Hiking to all the upper lakes, fishing, and numerous rounds of Golf, occupied their time there. Anyone brave enough to join him in the boat, for a cruise, was welcome.
With the boys getting old enough to operate the farm, Wes and Dorothy retired, and moved to Lethbridge in 1975. This allowed for summer trips to Campbell River and area, after the illusive Salmon. The entire family anticipated their return as Dorothy canned the Salmon, as Wes caught it, and it far exceeded the taste of store bought. They spent about 3.5 months in California each winter, staying in Lethbridge until after Christmas, as they both enjoyed curling.
Wes is survived by his 4 children, and their families; Pheona (Ed) Sloboda, Wendy (Keith) Routley, Jackie (Toby) Poncelet, all of Warner, Harold (Lorraine) Kuehn; Paula (Stewart) Whillans, Karie Kuehn of Lethbridge, Shonna (Mike) Hirney of Taber; Randy (Karen) Kuehn, of Warner , Amber (Chris) Pinchin of Bow Island, Krista (Quang) Le of Surrey, Talayna (Stan) Rickert of Cold Lake, Adon Kuehn of Lethbridge, Farley Kuehn of Warner, his older brother Herb Kuehn of Lethbridge; 17 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his loving wife, Dorothy, Wes was predeceased by his parents, sisters Hildegarde (Steve) Storfie, Florence, brother Harold, and recently his close nephew, Franklyn Kuehn
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Scott Currie officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Warner Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers those who wish can make a memorial donation to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, T1J 1W5.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

WICKERSHAM, CAMERON
July 10, 1963 – July 19, 2013
Cam passed away at home in Edmonton, into the arms of Jesus, on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 50 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Evangel Assembly 4461-50th Street, Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
Private interment: Lethbridge, AB.
Cam will be forever remembered and loved by his wife of 27 years, Rose; daughter, Tiana; parents Tom & Arline Wickersham; brothers Kevin (Anita); Keith (Elisa); sister Marilee (Dana) Terry; parents-in-law Dr. Ben & Elfreda Wiebe; brother-in-law Robert Wiebe; sisters-in-law Debbie (Ted) Scholten; Marilou (Rocco) Suriano; and many nephews, nieces, and friends. In memory of Cam, donations may be made to Father’s House (inner city church) at 10521-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 2L3

Derry Heidinger
1932 – 2013
 Derry Martin Heidinger, beloved husband of Marie Heidinger of Burdett, passed away in Raymond on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 25, 2013 between
7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, July 26, 2013 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 309 – 8 Street West, Bow Island on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Derry¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.       

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